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May 15, 2010

May 15 02:16

Red Cross scam in Haiti

The Red Cross raised over $450 million on behalf of victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

They say they've spent $106 million.

A Haitian goes in search of evidence that the money was spent to help Haitians.

What about the other $344 million. The Red Cross says it has "long term" plans for that money.

Long term plans when there are people going without food, water, medical care and basic tent housing.

Isn't it about time some Red Cross people went to jail for fraud?

Two groups we know and have faith in:

Real help for Haiti

May 15 00:57

Will The U.K. Be The Next European Nation To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis?

As we wrote about yesterday, the sad truth is that the governments of the world are rapidly running out of money and are drowning in debt. It is a gigantic mess, and the term "sovereign debt crisis" is going to pop up in the news very regularly from now on.

When it does all start coming apart and the dominoes do start falling, it is going to be a complete and total nightmare. Paper currencies around the globe will lose value at breathtaking speeds as central banks flood economies with cash in an attempt to stop the madness.

But more debt and more paper never solves anything. All it does is make the long-term problems even worse.

When the tipping point comes, things are going to move fast. Let's just hope that we all have a good bit more time to prepare before that happens.

May 14, 2010

May 14 22:51

Israel’s Intimidation Tactics Won’t Stop Us: First Ship Sets Sail for Gaza!

By Huwaida Arraf

London – 14 May 2010 – At 22:45 local time tonight, the MV Rachel Corrie, a 1200-ton cargo ship, part of the eight-vessel Freedom Flotilla, set sail from Ireland on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Three, ships from Turkey and Greece will join her, then sail to Gaza.

This past week reports from Israel have indicated that the Israeli authorities will not allow the Freedom Flotilla to reach Gaza with its cargo of much-needed reconstruction material, medical equipment, and school supplies. According to Israeli news sources, clear orders have been issued to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza, even if this necessitates military violence.

May 14 22:20

ABOUT THAT 1,000 PT. DROP TRADE.

A big mystery seller of futures contracts during the market meltdown last week was not a hedge fund or a high-frequency trader as many have suspected, but money manager Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, according to a document obtained by Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, then everyone who was on the upside of the shorts that were erased by NYSE, S&P, and NASDAQ, has grounds to sue.

May 14 22:19

SNOPES EXPOSED

Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what a shock?

May 14 21:40

Stunning Gulf Oil Disaster Photos


May 14 20:49

Illegal Immigration

May 14 20:26

Google admits harvesting Wi-Fi data with Street View cars

Google has admitted that it has been recording data transmissions on Wi-Fi networks using its Street View cars.

In a blog posting Alan Eustace, senior vice president of Engineering and Research explained that while Google routinely collected some wireless information in the cars, such as network names, it appeared for the last four years it had also been collecting payload data from open Wi-Fi points.

May 14 18:20

Army recalls 44,000 combat helmets

The Army said in a statement Friday that the risk to soldiers wearing the helmets is still being determined. New helmets are being issued to anyone who has a defective one. The recall amounts to 4 percent of all advanced combat helmets issued by the Army.

May 14 17:48

The Uptick Rule & Fat Finger Idiocy

There’s been no shortage of ridiculous explanations behind last Fridays stock market plunge which took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1,000 points. Perhaps the most preposterous of them all is the so called “Fat Finger” theory which suggests that some “lone trader” accidentally shorted S&P E-Mini futures contracts to the tune of $1 billion. This theory would be easily laughed away if it weren’t plastered all over our main stream media.


May 14 16:27

Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Data on Web Usage

Google said it has been collecting and keeping the data since around 2007. At that time, the team building the software to gather the location of Wi-Fi hot spots mistakenly included some experimental software that sampled all categories of publicly broadcast

May 14 15:35

US let BP drill in Gulf without permits

Federal records show that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) gave BP the green light for drilling, in violation of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

May 14 14:59

Netanyahu will be pleased. Now UK has an upper-class coalition “fagging” for Israel

Stuart Littlewood views the Zionist roots of Britain’s senior coalition party, the Conservatives, especially its leader David Cameron and the foreign secretary, William Hague, both self-confessed Israel stooges. He asks whether Nick Clegg, leader of the junior coalition partner, the Liberal Democrats, will have the guts to neutralize the Conservatives’ Zionism and uphold his party’s position on Gaza and war crimes.

May 14 14:58

Gordon Duff: Times Square Bombing Part of CIA False Flag Against Pakistan

CIA “SPY GAMES” WITH TALIBAN CITED AS SOURCE OF “TIME SQUARE FIZZLER”

“SMOKING GUN” SHOWING CIA COMPLICITY OFFERED


May 14 14:57

Israel’s red line – real democracy: secret police arrests leader of boycott movement

Jonathan Cook reports on the growing persecution of Israeli Arab civil society leaders by the Israeli secret police as part of a strategy designed to castrate the country’s Arab community politically and to prevent it from helping to expose Israeli racism and apartheid internationally.

May 14 14:45

New terror monitors: parking attendants

Parking attendants and meter maids could be the nation's latest line of defense against terrorist attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Glamorizing the minimum-wage jobs?

May 14 14:34

Nevada is 20th state in federal suit filed over health reform

“This bill tramples the constitutional rights of every Nevadan,” Gibbons said. “We believe very strongly in our standing in this case, our ability to win and the fact that we think we are on the right track going forward with this litigation.”

May 14 14:34

Gulf Oil Spill What A Lie

More and more seems to be coming out about this "SPILL"

http://rense.com/general90/spill.htm


May 14 14:13

Mervyn King: "World's Worst Financial Crisis Ever"

May 14 14:12

Pakistani MPs urge NATO oil halt

A number of Pakistani lawmakers have introduced a motion that calls for a ban on oil supplies to US-led NATO forces stationed in neighboring Afghanistan.

May 14 13:58

Gold could touch $5,000 before this is all over...

Gold is once again above $1,200 and making new highs. And yet, Doug Casey thinks we’re just getting started, estimating gold could touch $5,000 before this is all over. A titillating thought, to be sure, but… how likely is that?

Gold’s latest rise stems from mounting fear that the Greek bailout will be followed by other euro-area countries queued for a me-too handout. In other words, gold is serving its historical role as a safe haven, a store of value, and an alternate form of money when governments recklessly plunge themselves heavily into debt and abuse their currency.....


May 14 13:48

"A Bloodbath For Incumbents!"

May 14 13:44

Stunning, Spectacular and Scary photos from the Gulf

In the three weeks since the April 20th explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the start of the subsequent massive (and ongoing) oil leak, many attempts have been made to contain and control the scale of the environmental disaster. Oil dispersants are being sprayed, containment booms erected, protective barriers built, controlled burns undertaken, and devices are being lowered to the sea floor to try and cap the leaks, with little success to date. While tracking the volume of the continued flow of oil is difficult, an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil (possibly much more) continues to pour into the gulf every day.

May 14 13:43

On my way to Athens: interview with Gilad Atzmon

Next week I am going to be traveling between Istanbul, Athens and Nicosia. I will be giving concerts and talks in support of the coming Free Gaza flotilla. In the last few days, I gave many interviews to Greek papers. Here is one. I guess that it sums up many of my thoughts about Israel, Zionism, Jewish identity, Palestine, Gaza and the Free Gaza mission.>>

May 14 12:48

Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options

To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.

This graphic reveals all.

May 14 12:31

Idiocracy Rising

Imagine, if you can stand to, a world in which the entire population has succumbed to Hannitization, and you'll capture the dystopian future depicted in the 2006 cult film Idiocracy.

The fictional future America (written and pronounced "Uhhmerica") of the year 2505 is inhabited by torpid, barely ambulatory imbeciles, in large measure because of a quasi-Malthusian population imbalance: Smart people, according to the film, reproduce arithmetically, but dimwits multiply like tribbles. The result is what Huxley's Brave New World would have been had it been populated exclusively by Epsilon-minus Semi-Morons.

May 14 12:30

Israel's Master of Deception - The Career of Shimon Peres

The international community has long been enamored by current Israeli President and former Prime Minister, Shimon Peres. Regarded as a voice of reason and a dove among hawks, he adroitly assuages fears and reassures critics with soothing, yet empty words advocating dialogue and the creation of a Palestinian state. By duping the world into believing significant differences exist between his “left wing” views and those of Israel’s far right, he has proven himself a master at deception.



Lockerdome
May 14 12:16

California: "Absolutely terrible" budget cuts to be announced at 4 PM ET

There will be a live webcast of Governor Schwarzenegger's comments here on the new budget that his office says includes "absolutely terrible cuts".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ladies and gentlemen; you're on your own! Thank you and good night!"

May 14 12:14

I Stand By Palestine Forever

I stand by the people of Palestine, because they don't breach the international regulations. I stand by the people of Palestine, because they are standing on their own feet. I stand by the people of Palestine because they don't occupy, terrorize and massacre. I stand by the people of Palestine, because they don't pay the mainstream media to stage psychological warfare. I stand by the people of Palestine, because they haven't been subject to any UNSC resolution. I stand by the people of Palestine, because they haven't been supported by any of the imperialistic powers so far. I stand by the people of Palestine, because they don't receive $7.0 million of military aide from the United States per day.

May 14 12:06

Israeli Persecution Of Human Rights Activists

Ameer Makhoul is an Israeli citizen, human rights activist, and head of the internationally recognized Ittijah NGO, engaged in "strengthen(ing) and empower(ing) the Palestinian people within the Green Line (1.5 million Israeli citizens by) promoting the development of Palestinian civil society and advocating for political change, economic and social development."

Israel uses criminal and administrative detentions abusively, in violation of international law standards to institutionalize injustice against targeted victims - in this case, two distinguished human rights advocates, perhaps to be imprisoned and silenced.

May 14 11:48

‘PEACE TALKS’ BEGIN, SO DOES SETTLEMENT EXPANSION

Plans to build yet more illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem emerge on the eve of proximity talks, reports Khalid Amayreh


May 14 11:30

Lone money manager may have sparked (stock market) plunge

A big mystery seller of futures contracts during the market meltdown last week was not a hedge fund or a high frequency trader as many have suspected, but money manger Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, according to a document obtained by Reuters.

Waddell sold on May 6 a large order of e-mini contracts during a 20-minute span in which U.S. equity markets plunged, briefly wiping out nearly $1 trillion in market capital, the internal document from CME Group Inc said.

Regulators and exchange officials quickly focused on Waddell's sale of 75,000 e-mini contracts, which the document said "superficially appeared to be anomalous activity."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if this latest story is to be believed, the 1000 point drop last week was a real event, which was blocked and then erased, underscoring that the market is indeed being manipulated by the big players and the US Government.

May 14 11:26

Obama’s torture loophole

What’s the difference between a US-military-run detention facility and an intelligence gathering facility? For one thing, Red Cross officials are being prevented from seeing how prisoners are treated when held at Bagram’s intelligence gathering facility. Is that so that they can be tortured in secret?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Red Cross were allowed unrestricted access into all the Nazi work camps during WW2. In many cases the Germans provided office space inside the camps for the Red Cross workers.

May 14 11:24

UN group to probe Israeli crimes

A UN panel is to investigate the ongoing unlawful actions taken by Israel against Palestinians, despite the resumption of so called "proximity" talks.

The UN special committee investigating Israeli actions in the occupied Palestinian territories said in a recent account that "in addition to the grave situation caused by Israel's unlawful colonial settlement campaign and the continuing illegal blockade of Gaza Strip, Israel has granted itself the power to arbitrarily detain, imprison and deport Palestinian civilians for being 'infiltrators,'" a Press TV correspondent reported.

May 14 11:22

Nakba Will Eventually Become a Memory

Maybe it’s a crime to ask why Germany is still paying off its debt to Israel for a massacre the Zionists claim the Nazi Fuhrer committed in 1940s. For more than half a century, the Germans, generation after generation, have been “compensating” Israel for a “Holocaust” half of the world is still questioning.


May 14 11:20

Russia to sell Syria warplanes, air defense systems

Russia has signed deals with Syria under which it will sell it warplanes, antitank weapons and air defense systems, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a senior Russian arms trader as saying on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Russia's very transparent way of saying to the US and Israel that they shouldn't even think about attacking Syria or Iran.

May 14 11:06

Death toll rises as anti-government protests escalate in Thailand

At least eight people were killed and up to 121 injured during a day of violence between anti-government protesters and troops which drew months of stand-off in Bangkok closer to an endgame.

Dozens more were injured today, seven fatally, according to reports from hospitals, as troops used teargas and fired live and rubber bullets in an attempt to bring to an end two months of protests in which more than 30 people have died and more than 1,400 people have been injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rather than coming to an "endgame", it is highly possible that the actions by the Thai government will simply exacerbate an already volatile situation.

May 14 10:57

Turkey positions missiles to repulse Israeli aerial incursions

The newspaper quoted a Turkish military source, who preferred to remain anonymous, as saying that the purpose of the missiles were to protect and defend Turkish airspace against all aerial incursions in addition to repulsing American and Israeli penetrations in the event that they should launch attacks against Syria or Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this report is true, it signals a very clear message to Washington and Tel Aviv: don't even think about a military attack against Syria or Iran.

May 14 10:54

New target of rights erosions: U.S. citizens

A primary reason Bush and Cheney succeeded in their radical erosion of core liberties is because they focused their assault on non-citizens with foreign-sounding names, casting the appearance that none of what they were doing would ever affect the average American.

This shift in focus from non-citizens to citizens is as glaring as it is dangerous.


May 14 10:50

Israel’s Red Line: Real Democracy

“The occupation isn’t news anymore,” Mr Zeidan said. “The big threats facing Israel, in the Shin Bet’s view, are its deteriorating image in terms of human rights and the growing sense abroad that it is an apartheid state.

“The Shin Bet believes we have crossed a red line in our international advocacy.”

May 14 10:46

NATO In Afghanistan: World War In One Country

Afghanistan has, whether by convenience, design or some combination of the two, been transformed into a vast training ground for the consolidation of a fifty-nation military structure that has already been extended into Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, the Horn of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

It is also a testing range for new 21st century weapons and combat systems intended for future use around the world.

If U.S. and NATO forces were to withdraw en masse from the country tomorrow, the above results would not be lost to war planners in Washington and Brussels.

May 14 10:37

Joe Lieberman's Fascist agenda to strip Americans of their Constitutional Rights

Senator Joe Lieberman is sponsoring a Bill with Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown called the "Terrorist Expatriation Act" that would strip terrorist suspects on their citizenship.

Joe Lieberman also sponsored another Bill in the Senate with John McCain called the "Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act.

McCain explained it stating "we still don't have a clear mechanism, legal structure, and implementing policy for dealing with terrorists who we capture in the (alleged) act of trying to bring about attacks on the United States and our national security interests at home and abroad."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should either or both of these bills be passed, the Constitution and Bill of Rights will be null and void as reference points for what used to be our Constitutional Republic.

This legislation will generate an absolute abandonment of the rule of law, in a system which doesn't try people in a true court by a jury of their peers, and allows for indefinite detention without trial.

And when Lieberman makes his reference to "war criminals", he is deliberately avoiding the following reality.

The US has not declared war on Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan. Therefore, there can be no "war criminals" without the US having formally declared war.

May 14 10:23

Fighting For Our Freedom?

The assumption is that if the U.S. had not fought any of its past or current wars or had not maintained its military presence around the world, that we would have lost some or all of our freedom. This fundamental assumption is never questioned (or I suspect even considered) by supporters of U.S. foreign policy, despite the fact that it completely disintegrates under even superficial examination.


May 14 10:19

Israel seeks to silence dissent

Several examples now point to an uncomfortable reality for the self-proclaimed "only democracy in the Middle East": practices that have long been routine in the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza are being used in Israel to suppress dissent and limit civil liberties. The green line is increasingly blurry.

So why is this happening now? First, it is the latest manifestation of a deteriorating atmosphere in Israel, with political dissent and human rights groups under attack. Depressingly, there is considerable support among Jewish Israelis for this kind of crackdown: one poll found that 57.6% of respondents "agreed that human rights organisations that expose immoral conduct by Israel should not be allowed to operate freely".

May 14 10:12

US Shrugs Off Iran Diplomacy Efforts

US officials today mocked the diplomacy effort by Turkey and Brazil to come to some sort of accommodation on Iran’s civilian nuclear program, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly calling Turkey’s Foreign Minister to inform him the effort isn’t “serious.”

State Department spokesman PJ Crowley says Clinton informed FM Davutoglu that the effort was “an attempt to stop Security Council action without actually taking steps to address international concerns.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US, always lead by the nose in its Middle Eastern foreign policy by Israel, is doing everything in its power to prevent some kind of accord from being reached here.

May 14 10:09

Report Emphasizes Dubious Iran-al-Qaeda Ties

The latest piling on with respect to the Iran war hysteria is an exclusive article today by the Associated Press implying that Iran may be funneling al-Qaeda detainees to the battlefields in Northern Pakistan to fight against the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperation on the cusp of madness, courtesy of your corporate media.

May 14 10:06

Senate panel approves money for Afghan, Iraq wars

A Senate committee on Thursday approved another $33.5 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq this year, although some members said they did so reluctantly.

The action by the Senate Appropriations Committee is the first step toward congressional approval of the extra war spending that President Barack Obama requested in February to support his surge of 30,000 more U.S. troops into Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at what happened with Obamacare, where we were promised one price, but the CBO has stated that the actual costs are going to be far higher than we were promised.

The same is true for this war budget; the price keeps going up, with no end in sight.


May 14 09:58

! SDRAWKCAB GNIDAER

The ‘Chai’ is often worn by Jews as a religious symbol.

BUT….. Why is it only a word?

Why is it NOT a way of life??

May 14 09:57

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JUDGE GOLDSTONE

The mind reels at the intensity of attempts by Israeli officials and others to do everything to dodge the real questions of accountability, policy and justice that have been lingering inconveniently since Operation Cast Lead. But inconvenient questions do tend to linger, and the attempts to deploy an ever-thicker smokescreen usually only draw more attention to what may be hidden behind it.

May 14 09:56

RELIVING THE NAKBA ~~ THE REFUGEES SPEAK

The 74-year-old retired chemist still remembers the day he was expelled from his home 60 years ago and became a refugee. Addassi has not been back to Lydda, Palestine since. On July 11, 1948, when Addasi was just 14 and in the eighth grade, an “informal” Israeli military unit entered Lydda after days of encircling the city. “My brother came into the house and he said ‘Lydda fell,’” Addassi said. “The Israelis came and announced that we have kicked you all out.” His family’s farm of oranges, grapefruits and lemons, more than 4,000 years old, was gone. Making matters worse, Addassi, along with the other men of his family, were rounded up and detained by the newly formed Israeli government.

May 14 09:46

Wanted Posters Issued for Alleged Israeli War Criminals

Tim King Salem-News.com

A group in Israel is exposing members of its government charged with war crimes.

(JERUSALEM / SALEM) – By now many already know that a series of wanted posters have been issued to help identify and possibly some day bring to justice, a number of Israeli officials who are suspected of acts of genocide and illegal warfare[1].

The posters were created and posted by an Israeli human rights group that is maintaining a great deal of anonymity at this point. Their Internet site, as Haaretz relates, details “alleged war crimes committed by senior government officials and Israel Defense Forces officers.”[2]



Pixfuture
May 14 09:41

92% of Conservatives Believe Obama is a Socialist or a Marxist

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rest of us realize he is a fascist.

May 14 09:40

Size of Oil Spill Underestimated, Scientists Say

Two weeks ago, the government put out a round estimate of the size of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico: 5,000 barrels a day. Repeated endlessly in news reports, it has become conventional wisdom.

But scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about that estimate, declaring that the leak must be far larger. They also criticize BP for refusing to use well-known scientific techniques that would give a more precise figure.

May 14 09:39

Ottawa Hills officer's trial begins, dash cam vid shown

Officer White ends up shooting McCloskey. Attorneys for White say he believed McCloskey had a gun. However, McCloskey was unarmed and appears docile in the video.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Officer White a veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan?

May 14 09:36

McChrystal Terms Afghan War ‘A Draw’

Some six months into the “McChrystal Plan” the US had dramatically increased its military presence in Afghanistan and President Obama has claimed they are making “undeniable” progress. To Gen. McChrystal though, the war is still “a draw.”

And even McChrystal’s claims of a draw are questionable, based on his insistence that the Taliban’s momentum has been stopped. This is not well supported by recent data, however, which has shown a rising death toll, rising numbers of Taliban IED attacks, and ever increasing numbers of civilian killings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are losing this war, just as we lost in Viet Nam, because we absolutely do not have the moral high ground here, just is we did not have the moral high ground in Viet Nam.


May 14 09:30

Millions of jobs lost, many may never return

Fewer construction workers will be needed. Don't expect as many interior designers or advertising copywriters, either. Retailers will get by with leaner staffs.

The economy is strengthening. But millions of jobs lost in the recession could be gone for good.

And unlike in past recessions, jobs in the beleaguered manufacturing sector aren't the only ones likely lost forever. What sets the Great Recession apart is the variety of jobs that may not return.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to ask, for whom is this economy "strengthening", other than the bankers, and the "alleged" US Congressional Representatives?

It surely is not strengthening for most of We the People!

May 14 09:27

I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!

May 14 09:27

U.S. intelligence turns up surveillance ears on Turkey and Brazil

WMR has learned from U.S. and Middle East intelligence sources that the Obama administration has authorized an increase in signals intelligence (SIGINT) gathering directed against Turkey and Brazil. Both nations are acting as intermediaries with Iran to hammer out a deal to swap uranium for Iran's low-enriched uranium used for its nuclear power generating needs for nuclear fuel from abroad.

As the UN Security Council debates applying new sanctions on Iran, Turkey and Brazil, which are opposed to new sanctions, are quietly negotiating between Tehran and Russia and China to ensure that there will be at least one permanent member Security Council veto of a sanctions resolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the US is doing everything humanly possible to torpedo any possibility that there might be some kind of agreement both Iran and the West might find mutually acceptable.

May 14 09:21

Russia Ready To Assist To Resolve Tibet Issue

Addressing the Federation Council, Russia's upper house of parliament, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said if all the parties to the conflict made sincere efforts to separate purely "pastoral" contacts from politics, this could bring about a solution to the problem, and Moscow was ready to assist in this regard.

China, which has always claimed Tibet as its territory, condemns world leaders who meet with the Dalai Lama as it accuses the Tibetan monk of heading a separatist movement seeking independence for Tibet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lavrov can generally be counted upon for his quiet pragmatism; this offer of mediation is certainly a demonstration of that quality, which may possibly bring some calm to a very tense situation.



Taboola
May 14 09:18

'Adapt to our ways!' Tiny U.S. town forces all business to be conducted in English amid fears of Spanish tidal wave

A small American town 2,500 miles away from the Mexican border has designated English as its official language.

Jackson is in New York state and its population of 1,700 is mostly white with just a handful of Spanish-speaking farm workers.

But inhabitants were determined to protect their English-speaking heritage after condemning the federal government for not acting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, this is the manufactured issue for the coming election season.

May 14 09:17

Australian Virgins To Be Auctioned Off On Reality Show

An Australian filmmaker has recruited a number of young men and women to auction off their virginity to the highest bidder as part of a reality television show, reports the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

The filmmaker, Justin Sisely, apparently spent over a year looking for willing participants to appear on the program. After being told that he would be charged with prostitution in Australia if filming went ahead, Sisely is now planning to move the show to, where else, Las Vegas.

May 14 09:14

Obama, Medvedev discuss "progress" on Iran sanctions

Russia, like China, has close trade ties with Iran and has been reluctant to support new punitive measures against Tehran. Moscow eventually gave in but is supporting Beijing's push to dilute the proposed sanctions outlined in a U.S. draft.

Western diplomats have varying estimates on when the six powers will have a draft resolution ready to present to the 15-nation Security Council for debate, with some suggesting it could happen this month and others next month. But all said they hoped to see a vote on a resolution by June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This issue will resolve itself in one of two ways; either the final UN sanctions will be so diluted that they are virtually meaningless, or that there will be no UN sanctions whatsoever.

When this issue is resolved, one way or the other, is the moment when we will really hear the ratcheting up of propaganda telling us that we must attack Iran militarily to prevent it from getting the nuclear weapons technology it is not pursuing.

May 14 09:14

Eight banks face US investigation

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is looking at whether the relationship between the banks and credit rating agencies was manipulated to gain a better ratings for risky securities.

The banks under investigation are believed to include Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

May 14 09:13

Propagandized in America- the chains of illusion

“In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached. The policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month, an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”

May 14 09:09

Jupiter loses a stripe

A dark band in Jupiter's southern hemisphere is not visible in this 8 May snapshot, but it can be seen in earlier images.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet Al Gore taxed it out of existence! :)

May 14 09:06

Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis

More than a year and a half after Iceland's major banks failed, all but sinking the country's economy, police have begun rounding up a number of top bankers while other former executives and owners face a two-billion-dollar lawsuit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iceland has the right idea!

May 14 09:06

Alaska's Murkowski blocks Senate on higher oil spill liability

Senate Democrats Thursday lost a bid to raise the liability cap for oil companies to $10 billion when Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski raised objections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how much campaign cash Murkowski gets from big oil?

May 14 09:04

Settlement in 26 Vermont priest sex abuse cases

Dozens of former altar boys who sued Vermont's Catholic church over allegations of sexual abuse by priests 30 years ago will share in a nearly $18 million settlement of their cases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus a box of genuine Vermont Maple Sugar candies personally blessed by Pope Benny the Rat! :)

May 14 09:03

New Al Qaeda In Iraq Chief Vows 'Dark Days Soaked With Blood'

Al-Qaida in Iraq's new leader warned Shiites on Friday that "dark days soaked with blood" lie ahead and that a new campaign of attacks was under way.

Within hours of the warning, a car bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad just after Friday prayers, wounding 20 worshippers as they were leaving, according to local police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is being manipulated as an excuse for American forces to stay in Iraq longer than the SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government originally stipulated.

May 14 09:02

New Iran sanctions bill to kill 20,000 US jobs each year

May 14 09:01

US faces same problems as Greece, says Bank of England

Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, fears that America shares many of the same fiscal problems currently haunting Europe.

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It does; a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest. The very nature of such a system guarantees that the debt to the private bank will always exceed the available money supply, enslaving the people and their government to that bank. By any reasonable definition, a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest is a pyramid scheme, doomed to collapse when it becomes impossible to draw more borrowers into the bottom to prop up the top, which is exactly what is happening right now.

May 14 08:59

Thai Protests: Violence Erupts In Bangkok

Late Thursday, the army moved to seal off the Red Shirt encampment in an upscale commercial district of the capital. Some 10,000 protesters, women and children among them, have crammed into the area.

The Red Shirts see Abhisit's government as serving an elite insensitive to the plight of most Thais. The protesters include many supporters of former prime minister Thaksin whose allies won elections in 2007 after his ouster. Two subsequent pro-Thaksin governments were disbanded by court rulings before Abhisit was elected by Parliament.

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Making martyrs out of its own citizens will prove very counterproductive for the Thai military and government, both domestically, and internationally.

May 14 08:58

CLIMATEGATE - Weather Spain - 10 provinces in central and northern Spain put on snow alert Today

May 14 08:57

OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

May 14 08:53

US warns of 'last chance' on sanctions as Iran hosts summit

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva heads to Tehran on Sunday for a non-aligned summit the United States and Russia have said might offer Iran's last chance to avoid tough new UN sanctions.

"I think we would view the Lula visit as perhaps the last big shot at engagement," a senior State Department official told reporters on condition of anonymity on Thursday.

That was echoed on Friday by Russian President Dimitry Medvedev, who said "it may be the last chance before the adoption of appropriate decisions within the framework of the Security Council.

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China will veto any sanctions at the UN Security Council; it's a given. Or, if by some miracle, another round of sanctions are passed, they will be so watered down as to have absolutely no meaning whatsoever.

So what then?!? What will follow will be a series of unilateral, bi-lateral sanctions which will almost inevitably lead to war.

May 14 08:53

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police are killing more innocent Americans than "Al Qaeda!"

May 14 08:48

Taliban recruiting sees surge after Times Square bomb failure, says leader

"We've got more publicity from this one failed bombing in New York than from more than 100 bombings in Afghanistan," a high-ranking militant in the Afghan Taliban told Newsweek

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Notice that this guy allegedly making such a statement is never sourced, which leads me to believe that this was simply a fabrication, engineered to strike more fear and terror in the hearts of the Americans who read it.

First of all, the "Bandini Bomber" was a total failure, and failures do not inspire membership surges.

We've been in Afghanistan for 9 years now, and one primary objective (for private profit) has still not yet been accomplished.

That outcome was the "pacification" of the Afghan people to such a degree to allow pipelines to be installed with which to control Eurasian oil.

The Afghan people know that their country is cursed by geography, in terms of being an ideal place to install such pipelines.

The Afghan people do not hate us "because we are free";they hate Americans because we are killing their wives, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends in the pursuit of this outcome, and want their country back, out from under the yoke of US/NATO occupation.

If American and NATO leadership were really smart, they would declare victory, go home, and negotiate with whatever government was left standing for the pipeline rights.

Russia and China are deal-making at an unprecedented pace, to insure the energy sufficiency they need, without firing a shot.

May 14 08:39

Obama to fund Israel's missile system

"As the president has repeatedly said, our commitment to Israel's security is unshakable and our defense relationship is stronger than ever," said Vietor.

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"So long as we can keep those dumb schmuck American taxpayers paying for it all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 14 08:38

Gerald Celente: Banks Robbing the People

The turmoil that has stricken Greece has spread to Romania and Ireland. This crisis may be spreading worldwide as the debt crisis continues, there have been reports that it may spread to Japan, one of the biggest economies in the world. Gerald Celente says that this is the greatest bank robbery in history and it is the banks that are doing the stealing.

May 14 08:35

Trilateral Commission Wants War With Iran

Trilateral Commission member Mikhail Slobodovsici, a chief adviser to the Russian leadership, unwittingly provided a revealing insight into the plans of the global elite during the group’s recent meeting in Dublin Ireland, when he mistakenly told a We Are Change Ireland activist he thought was a fellow TC member that the globalists are planning a war with Iran.

May 14 08:33

Hacking Democracy - complete video

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PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO BOOKMARK AND WATCH THIS BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE POLLS!

May 14 08:27

Gulf oil gusher ‘ten times worse’ than previously estimated, experts say

So this is why BP's release of video showing the Gulf oil gusher was mysteriously delayed.

According to a scientific analysis of footage from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, National Public Radio is claiming the growing ecological disaster is actually ten times worse than previously estimated, saying the rushing torrent of oil pouring into the ocean is equivalent to one Exxon-Valdez spill every four days.

That's more than 70,000 barrels a day -- when the U.S. Coast Guard had placed the figure at a seemingly modest 5,000 barrels a day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a disaster, and every single company which chose not to use the standards and practices necessary to prevent something like this from happening should be held completely responsible, and penalized.

May 14 08:25

Israeli settler ‘kills Palestinian’ youth

A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, witnesses and activists said.

The settler opened fire after Palestinian youths threw stones at his car travelling along Route 60 in Mazra’a al-Sharqia, east of Ramallah.

The Popular Struggle Co-ordination Committee activist group said that Aysar al-Zaben was not involved in the stone throwing, but was tending his family’s land when he was shot.

May 14 08:25

Buying Brand Obama

Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.

May 14 08:16

Boycott the People Boycotting Arizona

You can't have a country if you don't distinguish between citizens and non-citizens. You can't have a country if anyone can enter illegally and receive the benefits of citizenship.

That is why the Illuminati media is up in arms about this legislation. "You can't have a country" is the message the Illuminati has for the American people. The USA will be merged into a world government controlled by the central bankers.

May 14 08:15

Uncle Sam needs YOU: To help Expand the US Government's "List of People to be Murdered"-Videos

After all the leaders set the example for the citizens to follow. Let's help.

May 14 08:03

The Bailout of Big American Banks Has Cost Trillions More Than We've Been Told

The big banks - such as JP Morgan - also benefit from foreign bailouts, such as the European bailout, as they are some of the largest creditors of the bailed out countries, and the bailouts allow them to get paid in full, instead of having to write down their foreign losses.

These are just a few of the secret bailouts programs the government is giving to the giant banks. There are many other bailout programs as well. If these bailouts and subsidies are added up, they amount to many tens - or perhaps even hundreds - of trillions of dollars.

And then there is the cost of debasing the currency in order to print money to fund these bailouts. The cost to the American citizen in less valuable dollars will be truly staggering.

May 14 08:02

Are honey bees being killed off by chemically coated crop seeds?

(NaturalNews) A class of insecticide that is applied to seeds and taken up into plant tissue may be responsible for much of the widespread decline in honeybee populations, increasing numbers of researchers and environmentalists are suggesting.

May 14 08:00

Arizona governor signs bill banning ethnic studies

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.

May 14 07:45

The New World Order Currency Crisis

May 14 07:42

Obama Seeks $205 Million for Israel Iron Dome System

The budgetary difficulty that has been delaying Israel's armament with the anti-missile defense system Iron Dome has apparently been resolved. The Pentagon has issued a message to Israel's Defense Ministry that U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the transfer of special assistance totaling $205 million for the purchase of more than ten Iron Dome batteries.

The Iron Dome missile defense system aced a test run in January, and event that convinced senior defense officials that the defense system was on its way to becoming operational and that it will be able to effectively protect against short-range missiles, such as Katyushas and Qassams, which often hit Israeli settlements.

May 14 07:31

Dollar Jump Resembles ‘08 Crash

On Wednesday, I wrote about the troubling signal given by the Volatility Index (VIX) as it surged in a manner which resembled the 2008 crash. Today we can add another market indicator to the “trouble” list – The US Dollar.

I’ve mentioned the inverse relationship between the US Dollar and stocks several times. This relationship began in 2002 and continues today. The chart below shows that as the market bottomed in March 2009, the Dollar index hit a major top.

May 14 07:29

Gulf Oil 'SPILL' - What A Lie

Spill? The corporate media continues to call the volcano of continuous gushing oil, in the Gulf, a spill. How insulting. A volcano that shoots out a million gallons of crude oil a week is hardly a spill.

May 14 07:12

Could marijuana save California?

In the 60s hippies fled to the backwoods of northern California to grow pot. There they have been joined by growers of 'medical marijuana' – available with a doctor's recommendation – as well as by Mexican drug cartels. With cannabis now its largest cash crop, the state will soon vote on whether to legalise it fully – and even Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is thinking the enormous tax revenues might just solve his budget deficit…

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